Celebrating the Protection of the Susquehanna Riverlands

On Friday, January 20th, the Lancaster County Conservancy gathered its partners and supporters at the Drumore Estate in southern Lancaster County to celebrate a project that began 20 years ago resulting in 100’s of acres of land being transferred by PPL, Talen Energy and Brookfield Renewable for protection. We are pleased to share with you the two milestones of this project.

  • The donation of over 1,800 acres of land by PPL, Talen Energy and Brookfield Renewable that added more than 10 nature preserves to the Susquehanna Riverlands.
  • The Ralph H. Goodno Fund, a restricted endowment of over 5 million dollars to manage this newly acquired land; a fund we hope to grow over time.

Keynote speaker, Cindy Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, reminded us of the potency of the work we do. “The Susquehanna Riverhills Landscape project, anchored by the preservation of these utility lands, sets the stage for years to come…where our beautiful river gorge can be an amazing destination for visitors and residents for generations to come.”

Phil Wenger, President & CEO of the Lancaster County Conservancy added, “The journey to save these lands from development has been long and challenging. Our success will be measured by future generations who hike along these pristine streams and who enjoy the clean water our preservation of these forests has allowed, but we must band together and continue moving forward to save our natural heritage.”

Thank you to all our partners!

Pennsylvania DCNR

The Conservation Fund

Lancaster and York County Commissioners

National Park Service

Susquehanna Heritage

 PPL, Talen Energy and Brookfield Renewable

 Local Municipalities

State and Federal Resource Based Agencies

Private Foundations


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